Since the last War, the squadrons of the Carabinieri are the last keepers of the most noble traditions of the Italian Cavalry.
The band of the Carabinieri arrives at the hyppodrome.
Different view of the crowd.
Arrival of the Carabinieri cavaliers.
They begin their different figures. First they do the "Croix St. Andre" (Andrew Cross) followed by figures "ad lib".
The following figures are to demonstrate the mechanical perfection of the movements.
Different shots of the "Carrousel".
Different groups of Carabinieri crossing each other.
Due to the awfull weather, I fear that certain shots may be blurred by the damp of rain.
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Background: Since the last War, the squadrons of the Carabinieri are the last keepers of the most noble traditions of the Italian Cavalry. The carrousel, they are presenting is a manifestation of training, boldness and discipline of the men as well as of the horses.
It is at the same time an expression of the warrior art and spirit in which rhythmn, colours and music melt in an harmony which at certain moments is broken by the thrilling pursuit of the horses, the sudden lightening of the sab???, by the vision of the impetuous and moving charge, evoking a past but unforgettable glory.
These Carabinieri evaluated at the Boitsfort Racetrack to-day. Unfortunately, for their first appearance on foreing soil, the Carabinieri met with an awful weather, the rain pouring down all day.